Wednesday, June 27, 2007

If This Had Been An Actual Emergency...

Goof sends presidential alert code over the air, hijacking Illinois radio and TV transmissions

"In the parlance of the Cold War era that spawned the federally mandated Emergency Alert System, launch codes were issued throughout Illinois on Tuesday morning, automatically pre-empting dozens of radio and television stations as if the region faced nuclear annihilation.
Compounding the error, an actual presidential code, minus any audio explanation, was sent rather than a lesser alert or a notification of a systems test of some kind."

Accidental test run of the upcoming raison d'ĂȘtre for war with Iran?


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